The Talent Board Announces Judges of Second Annual Candidate Experience Awards

Organizations Assembles Panel of HR and Talent Acquisition Thought Leaders to Select Companies That Best Exemplify a Positive Candidate Experience

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 19, 2012) - The Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience, today announced the members of its panel of independent judges who will select the winners of the Second Annual North American Candidate Experience Awards (known as "The CandEs"). The judges include: Joseph P. Murphy, vice president of Shaker Consulting Group; Steve Rothberg, president and founder of; Jeremy Tipper, founder of the Talent Collective, a U.K.-based talent acquisition advisory firm; and John Vlastelica, managing director of Recruiting Toolbox, Inc.

Founded by the industry's leading authorities on candidate experience, the CandEs are designed to recognize organizations that produce outstanding candidate experiences. The program consists of three survey rounds that capture and evaluate employers' recruitment processes and practices through the entire recruitment cycle and candidate experience. With the first and second employer and candidate survey rounds now closed for North American employers, companies identified with unique and innovative efforts will be advanced to the final round, where they will be interviewed by the CandE judging panel using HireVue's digital interviewing solutions to determine areas of distinction.

Companies that meet criteria for both rounds one and two will be awarded a "CandE Award Winner" designation stamp and trophy. All organizations that have completed first round submissions will receive a complimentary candidate experience Employer Benchmarking Report. North American "With Distinction" honorees will be celebrated, along with all CandE winners, at the 2012 HR Technology Conference in Chicago this October.

"We are very excited to have assembled such a distinguished panel of judges who not only recognize the value of a positive candidate experience, but have also helped their own organizations develop strategies that led to a better candidate experience," said Elaine Orler, Talent Board chairman and president of Talent Function. "While their expertise will be critical in selecting the employers that best exemplify the spirit of the Candidate Experience Awards, the judges will also help all participating organizations to improve their application processes and provide their candidates with a more visible and open candidate experience."

About Joseph P. Murphy
A candidate experience advocate, research writer and speaker, Joseph P. Murphy has more than 30 years of experience in human resources, 20 of which have been in assessment-based selection systems. He is also a specialist in staffing process improvement and in documenting return on investment from deploying selection science. Murphy currently serves as vice president and co-founder of Shaker Consulting Group, Inc. He holds a bachelor's of Fine Arts from Ohio University.

About Steven Rothberg
Steven Rothberg is the president and founder of, the leading job board for college students searching for internships and recent graduates hunting for entry-level jobs and other career opportunities. He regularly keynotes and presents at regional, national, and international conferences and trade shows related to online marketing, online recruitment and the recruitment of college students and recent graduates. These include OnRec, SHRM, NACE, MPACE, EACE, SwACE, SACE, MwACE, Kennedy, CACEE, ACSESS, FedCollege, and The Graduate Employment Conference. Rothberg was also named by Fast Company magazine as a "Top 50 online influencer" in 2010, top HR expert to follow on Twitter, and is proud to serve as one of the judges for the Candidate Experience Awards. He holds a J.D. in Law from the University of Minnesota Law School.

About Jeremy Tipper
Jeremy Tipper spent eight years in agency recruitment before becoming the interim head of Resourcing for Vodafone. He established Capital Consulting, a pioneer of the Recruitment Process Outsourcing sector, in 2001, creating a £30m revenue business with operations serving clients across Europe and the Asia Pacific region. Jeremy has created and run recruitment solutions for a wide variety of companies on a global basis and has been at the forefront of innovation in the industry over the last 15 years. He founded the Talent Collective, a U.K.-based Talent Acquisition advisory firm in 2010. Jeremy holds a bachelor's degree in Banking & Finance from Loughborough University.

About John Vlastelica
John Vlastelica draws on two decades of recruiting and HR experience, including almost 10 years as a corporate recruiting leader and seven years as a recruitment management consultant and trainer. Currently, as managing director of the consulting and training firm he founded, Recruiting Toolbox, he and his team focus 100 percent on helping companies build and deploy the right recruiting strategies, processes, systems, tools and training. Vlastelica has also shared his expertise as a credible and entertaining repeat speaker at several national conferences, including SHRM, ERE, and Talent42, and as an instructor for the Recruiting Leadership Lab. He received a bachelor's degree in Business from Western Washington University.

About The Talent Board
The Talent Board is a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience. The organization, awards program and its sponsors are dedicated to recognizing the candidate experience offered by companies through the entire recruitment cycle, and to forever changing the manner in which job candidates are treated. More information can be accessed at